City Cafe Christmas Menu

November 1, 2013

We may still be seeing some sunny days, but don’t be fooled… the clocks have gone back and Christmas is just around the corner! Time to start thinking about not when, but where to eat drink and be merry during the forthcoming festive season. There have been many new restaurant launches in Manchester in the past couple of months, but holding it’s own amidst the celebrity and Michelin-starred chefs popping up all over town is City Cafe.

Occupying a stylish corner of the Doubletree Hilton, this unassuming restaurant has steadfastly outlived the incarnations of the hotel itself, remaining a favourite destination for those in search of a sumptuous dinner in quietly elegant surroundings. We were lucky enough to sample the Festive Lunch Menu recently and were impressed by the quality of the food and presentation, coupled with the affordability of the menu.

The City Cafe Christmas Menu will be served during lunchtime and evening from 25th November – 23rd December. Priced at £21.95 and £24.95 respectively, for 3 courses plus coffee and mince pies.

Beetroot cured salmon, goat's cheese fritters, candied hazelnuts

Beetroot cured salmon, goat’s cheese fritters, candied hazelnuts

Roast Turkey (c) David Lindsay (2)

Roast turkey breast, apricot and sage stuffed leg, duck fat roast potatoes, pancetta and chestnut Brussels sprouts, root vegetables

Slow cooked fillet steak,braised ox cheek, truffle mash, baby onions (c) David Lindsay

Slow cooked fillet steak, braised ox cheek, truffle mash, baby onions

Halibut, prawn potato cake, kale, noilly prat veloute (c) David Lindsay

Halibut, prawn potato cake, kale, noilly prat veloute

Christmas Pudding (c) David Lindsay

Traditional Christmas pudding, brandy sauce

Chocolate  torte, chocolate soil, orange ice cream (c) David Lindsay

Chocolate torte, chocolate soil, orange ice cream

To view the full menu, and further details of the Christmas dining and party packages available at City Cafe, please click here.

To make a reservation please call 0161 242 1020, or email

City Cafe, DoubleTree Manchester, One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn Street, M1 3DG 

By Gemma Latham (@carnabytwenty1

Images by David Lindsay

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